Remove Dark Circles with Laser Treatments for a Younger Appearance!
IPL Laser Treatment for Dark Under-Eye Circles
Dark circles beneath the eyes can make you appear old and tired. You may have tried all kinds of creams and treatments in hopes that lightening the skin beneath your eyes would eliminate your dark circles. Unfortunately, dark circles beneath the eyes aren’t caused by the color of the skin, but by blood vessels that become more visible as the skin thins with age. Through the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser treatment for dark circles, you can reveal a more youthful and rested you!
What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?
There are several reasons for dark circles beneath the eyes, including allergies, dermatitis, lack of sleep, and sun exposure. Individuals with darker skins are more likely to have irregularities in skin pigment, including the area beneath the eyes. As we age, our facial skin thins and, combined with a reduction of fat and elasticity in the skin, the blood vessels in that area become more visible.
How Do Lasers Treat Dark Circles?
Lasers improve the texture of the skin as a result of a “heat and heal” cycle. When laser beam energy heats the skin, the treated cells are damaged. The purpose of this damage is to induce the production of collagen during the skin’s recovery phase. Collagen will contribute to a healthier smoother skin surface.
Which Laser is Best for Dark Circles?
Board certified Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman performs various laser skin rejuvenation treatments for scar removal, melasma, and acne scars. In Dr. Berman’s experience, laser treatment with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is the best way to eliminate dark circles beneath the eyes.
How IPL Treatments for Dark Circles are Performed
After cleaning the area to be treated, an anesthetic cream is carefully applied to the skin beneath the eyes. Both you and Dr. Berman will wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser light. The Cynosure laser Max-G hand piece is applied to the skin to deliver the laser energy, followed by a cooling wand. An IPL treatment for dark circles usually takes about 20 minutes to perform.
Recovery from Facial Laser Treatments for Dark Circles
Immediately after an IPL treatment in the under-eye area, you will have some swelling, which should dissipate within about a day. You may find it uncomfortable to wear your contact lenses during the first few days post-treatment. Applying ice packs for 10-15 minutes every hour can eliminate the mild discomfort that occurs with an IPL laser treatment in the tender eye skin.
As with all laser procedures, Dr. Berman may give you a prescription for anti-fungal medication, as well as an antibiotic as a preventative. Dr. Berman will also recommend post-laser topical skincare products to enhance your comfort and healing.
See Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman for Laser Treatments for Dark Circles
If you have dark circles beneath your eyes that don’t go away with extra sleep, it’s likely that thinning skin below the eyes causes them. These under-eye dark circles can be treated with one or more Intense Pulsed Light laser treatments in less than an hour, ultimately eliminating the dark circles or at least increasing the thickness of the under-eye skin to minimize the appearance of the circles. To meet with Dr. Berman for a review of your options, call us today at 561-417-0171 to schedule your private consultation, or complete our online consultation form.